Gill UV Tec Shorts are a great option for those looking for lightweight, cool and comfortable shorts that you can wear all summer long. They feature a water resistant finish and UV resistance, to keep you covered.
- Classic design looks great on and off the boat but still designed to perform on the water
- Regular fit with low profile adjustable Velcro waist straps
- Two rear pockets with soft-touch buttons
- 50+ UV protection
- Lightweight, cool and comfortable Nylon fabric with durable water repellent finish
- Zippered thigh pocket for secure storage
- Quick drying
- 2 deep side pockets
- Zippered fly
- Belt loops
- Inseam length: 10 in.
|Features||Breathable, Fast Dry|
|Recommended Use||Casual - On Land, Day Sailing, Keelboat Racing|
- quality and fit
Katie B. takes you through the Gill UV Tech Shorts. Available in men's and women's versions.
Earlier this year, I picked up a pair of Gill UV Tec Sailing Shorts for my active weeknight sailing season ahead. I honestly didn't have a lot of expectations with these tech shorts, but since I just needed a lightweight, non-padded pair to wear once or twice a week on a J/70, I decided to give these a try. I’m glad I did!
When I first tried them on, I was a little skeptical. They are extremely lightweight and soft so I was worried they wouldn't hold up very long, but the fit and the length were too good to pass up. Honestly, anytime I find a pair of women’s sailing tech shorts that fit well, I just have to give them a chance. These shorts have far surpassed my expectations. I've been wearing them about 1-3 times a week this summer and I still haven’t managed to destroy them. That is definitely saying something!
As I said, the shorts are very lightweight, but they are also durable, quick-drying, and they offer UV protection, making them an “all-around” pair of sailing shorts. They’re very easy to move around in, they have adjustable straps for a better fit, and the pockets have more to offer than you would think. I've mainly been wearing these for keelboat buoy racing, but they can also be worn for point-to-points, distance racing, day sailing, and cruising. I even find myself wearing these onshore a lot, as well. They’re that comfortable.
These tech shorts were designed for sailing in warm climates, but they’re versatile enough that I plan to wear tights under them so that I can continue to wear them into the fall. I definitely want to get as much out of them as I can! If you’re in the market for a non-padded pair of sailing shorts, you’ll want to check these out.